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Post by 73ss on Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:22 pm

I got my car back from getting some paint work and a new windshield. I put the wipers and the plastic grill back on and realized something wasn't right. It looks like the replacement windshield is to short. The paint guy didn't realize it because I took the wipers & grill off before I sent the car to him. the wipers sit up to high. If I try to lower them anymore they will fall off the edge of the glass. The glass comes up short of the rubber stops at the bottom of the glass. Has anyone else had this with a new glass? Could this glass be for a later model? Is a 4 door different? The paint guy is going to replace it but we are trying to figure out why it is short. If my memory is correct the glass I had came from a 77 monte carlo. This was installed when I had the car painted 20 years ago. Thanks for any input

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Post by Joe73 on Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:46 pm

I'm 99% sure that the 4 door windshield is different. I'm willing to bet thats what you have. Maybe some can measure their windshield height and post up.
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Post by Joe73 on Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:49 pm

Ecklers chevy parts lists the same windshield for coupes, sedans and wagons.  So I dont know about that.

But on ebay, they specifically mention 2 door coupe ONLY. http://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-Windshield-for-Grand-Prix-Chevelle-Malibu-Cutlass-El-Camino-Sprint-/131830864065?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:05 pm

Hollander Interchange confirms 2-dr and 4-dr windshields are different. Any of the "A" body 2-drs would fit.
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Post by 73ss on Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:09 pm

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Post by 73ss on Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:12 pm

Thanks for looking that up Mcarlo77. I wonder what is different in the cowl area between 2 & 4 drs?
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:30 pm

Your windshield should come down to meet the top of that stop just to the right of your wiper arm in your second photo (see my photo below).  Also, it should extend down below the upper "cuff" of the cowl screen; making it impossible for the blade to fall off the glass (see my second photo...I lifted the wiper arm off the cowl screen for the photo). My photos taken from original windshield on my '75 Laguna.





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Post by Joe73 on Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:33 pm

I tthink what's different on a 4 door is that the glass sits a little more vertical hence the shorter length.
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Post by 73ss on Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:14 pm

My cuff is dead even with the bottom of the glass. I do recall the old glass touched the rubber stop as well. The glass supplier probably does not list a 2 & 4 door version. Thanks for the help guys... Also Joe, those emblem pics you sent me a while back were dead nuts on. The body guy found the original holes. They were filled in. He didn't have to break the paint or drill any holes. he used a punch and found them. Thanks again..
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Post by Joe73 on Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:19 pm

Awesome. Your welcome.
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Post by Limey SE on Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:10 pm

Joe73 wrote:I'm 99% sure that the 4 door windshield is different.  I'm willing to bet thats what you have.  Maybe some can measure their windshield height and post up.  


Make that 1000% Joe its Not the same and I will Almost Guarantee that is what that is .......... Monte would be same I had a monte Glass Installed in My Green 76 I had and fit was Nothing like this

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